Mizel Museum January eNewsletter

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About the Mizel Museum

The Mizel Museum's exhibits, events and educational programs inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate diversity and honor the journeys of all people.

Museum Hours

9 am - 4:30 pm
9 am - 8 pm
11 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibit Admission

Adults $7
College Students/Seniors $4
Youth ages 6-18 $3
Children under 5 Free


400 S. Kearney St.Denver CO 80224
(303) 394-9993

One block south of Alameda Avenue and four blocks west of Monaco Parkway.View our location on a map.

Summer Camp!

Summer 2012 Creative Journeys is shaping up to be the best summer ever, with new camps, new locations and new artists-in-residence. CLICK HERE for the 2012 camp schedule.

Membership Has Benefits!

Become a member today and receive free admission all year, discounts on programs and free events. CLICK HERE for details.

Group Tours!

Group tours of 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks can be tailored to enhance your group's interests or your class curriculum.

NEW! Group Tour Enhancement Programs! CLICK HERE for details.

Rent the Museum

The Mizel Museum is a special place to hold meetings and celebrations. Set in the midst of our exhibit, your function will be inspired by art, artifacts and symbols of Jewish history and culture.

For information email Tia or call (303) 749-5018.

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Be happy – it’s Adar! This month heralds in the holiday of Purim, a time of joyous celebration. At the Mizel Museum our celebration will include a Creative Sundays workshop, a summer camp open house for families, a visit from renowned French storyteller Muriel Bloch (just for adults!) and two of our popular Salon Nights. There's something for everyone to celebrate this month at the Mizel Museum!
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Salon Night

Radical Jewish Culture: Soviet Jewish Theater and Cinema

Thursday, March 1, 5:30pm

During this Salon Night with David Shneer we’ll learn about the radical Jewish culture that flourished in the Soviet 1920s as culture makers like Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Peretz Markish envisioned a whole new Jewish world. REGISTER TODAY!

Docents Needed! Docent training Sunday, March 4, 9am to Noon. For information email Tia or call (303) 749-5018.

Creative Sundays Workshop:
Present Day Amulets

Creative SundaysSunday, March 11, 10am-3pm

We’ll study images and phrases in the ancient tradition of Jewish blessing amulets from North Africa and the Near East, and create our own using watercolor, collage and embossed tin. Santa Fe artist Lia Rosen is known for her custom Clay Kodesh (Sacred Vessels) that integrate ancient and contemporary Jewish ceremony with Southwestern aesthetics.
to register.

A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1935Stormy Weather

Opening Reception, Monday, March 12, 4pm

Hebrew Chorale Performance, Monday, March 19, 4pm

The Mizel Museum and the CU Health Sciences Library are co-presenting A Fine Romance, a traveling exhibition that tells the story of Jewish composers who made indelible contributions to the American popular music repertoire.
for details.

Salon Night: To Bear Witness Part II

Thursday, March 15, 5:30-7:30pm

Gerard Rosenthal

Join us for a preview of the Generations: Survivor Stories collection, to be launched as part of the permanent exhibit on April 19. Generations digital stories are short documentaries of members of the community who survived the Shoah, along with their children and/or grandchildren. Digital stories will be screened, followed by an open discussion with the storytellers. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
to register. Storytellers: Jack Welner, Talia Zall, Irene Abosch, Eric Cahn and Miriam Hoffman

Creative Journeys

Camp Open House

Sunday, March 18, 1-3pm

Summer Camp 2012 Camp is right around the corner so come and check out what's in store for Summer 2012! Meet the staff, have fun, enjoy refreshments, tour the exhibit and get a free t-shirt! CLICK HERE to read about our stellar line-up of week-long camp sessions with Mizel Museum's artists-in-residence.

Stories That Jump Off The Page!
Spring Preschool Camp At Temple Sinai

Monday-Friday, March 26-30, Half- or Full-Day

Treasured Israeli educator Sharona Grinsteiner and her crew take kids on an imaginative journey through award-winning picture books of The PJ Library®. Young travelers stay warm as they “jump” into these stories through creative dramatics, art projects, movement and more. Held at Temple Sinai Preschool. A MazelTot® sponsored program.
for more information and to register.

The Rare and Magnificent Moss Haggadah Viewing & Lecture

Moss HagaddahWednesday, March 28, 2:30-4pm at Temple Emanuel

Experience the beauty of this exceptional work of art created in the medieval tradition of the illuminated manuscript.  Rabbi Steven Foster will provide detailed insight into this awe-inspiring masterpiece. Moss Haggadahs are now out of print; the last copy sold for $35,000. Following the program we will enjoy a kosher charoset tasting. The event is free for both Mizel Museum and Temple Emanuel members; cost for the general public is $5 per person.
For more information email Penny Nisson or call 303-749-5016. CLICK HERE to register.

Glenn Jones
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Celebrating 30 Years with Free Days!

Friday, March 30, 9am-4:30pm

Visit 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks for free on the 30th of each month in celebration of Mizel Museum's 30th anniversary. Check our online calendar for free days each month in 2012.

Coming in April

No Way Out Performance and Reception

A professional staged reading at Su Teatro

Sunday, April 1, 2pm

At the same time ordinary and extraordinary, No Way Out by Susan Shear documents a family’s struggle to survive and gives insight into the stories of thousands of Jews who attempted to flee Germany during the Nazi regime. The performance will be followed by a reception to honor four Denver area child survivors of the Holocaust, and a talkback with the actors. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Mizel Museum is Proud to Support

Literary Memory and Catastrophe: From the Armenian Genocide to 9/11

Peter Balakian

Peter Balakian at Tattered Cover LoDo

Sunday, March 11, 3-5pm

Armenians of Colorado and Facing History and Ourselves sponsor a talk and book signing with author Peter Balakian at Tattered Cover LoDo, 128 16th Street, Denver. Balakian will introduce his new book, Ziggurat. Free and open to the public; reception to follow. For more information CLICK HERE.

Ongoing Programs

Painting with Boris Shoshensky

Well-known master painter and professor Boris Shoshensky teaches concepts and techniques for all levels. Day classes held on Tuesdays; late afternoon classes on Wednesdays. To register email Tia or call (303) 749-5018.

Restorative Hatha Yoga

Enjoy a gentle, strengthening, restorative yoga class in the peaceful and inspiring setting of the Mizel Museum's exhibit. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 4:45-6:15pm. Price per class is $18; pay at the door.

Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav

Sunday, March 25, 4:30-6pm

Jewish meditationMeditation is the practice of making ordinary moments sacred, or finding the sacred in the ordinary. Join Rabbi Steve to develop the skills of Jewish mindfulness including meditation instruction, chanting, walking, Torah and text study. All levels and backgrounds welcome. Drop-in class; donations accepted.

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